The Book

Chronic Resilience: 10 Sanity-Saving Strategies
for Women Coping with the Stress of Illness

“Danea Horn has put an honest and wise voice to the intimate journey of illness. She lights a fire for self-compassion and puts stress in its place, while providing empowering suggestions for living with grace and Chronic Resilience. I highly recommend this groundbreaking book.” –Kris Carr, New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Sexy Diet

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Chronic illness changes everything. Navigating these rough waters can be exhausting.

So often we place pressure on ourselves to be the model patient, find a cure, be positive, or to continue on with life as if nothing is wrong. This only causes more stress.

I have coped with chronic illness since I was born, but in 2006, my health took an unexpected turn toward needing a kidney transplant. I threw a good old fashioned tantrum fueled by worry and too many Google searches. Overwhelmed and feeling lost I needed to find a new way to cope with illness.

Chronic Resilience is my journey to become a more compassionate caregiver to myself. In the book, I offer you everything I’ve got about becoming an owner of your own diagnosis. You’ll read my triumphs, embarrassments and insights about navigating illness.Chronic Resilience

Within the pages you’ll find practical tips to:

  • Stop pushing yourself so hard.
  • Use research to empower – not frighten – yourself.
  • Let yourself be pissed!
  • Train your troops in how to care for you.
  • Cultivate focus and flexibility.
  • Find things to be grateful for.
  • Focus on what you can do, not what you can’t.

You’ll also read the stories of nine amazing women who exemplify resilience as they each gracefully manage their own chronic illness.

The illnesses covered include: cancer, autoimmune disorders, idiopathic pulmonary hypertension, transplant, Chron’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Cushing’s disease and diabetes.

Chronic Resilience is an ownership guide written especially for you. Pour yourself a cup of tea and let’s chat.

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“I highly recommend Chronic Resilience, not only to those who suffer from chronic illness but to those who love them. Danea Horn promises that her book will help the chronically ill become care givers to themselves, and she delivers – magnificently. People with chronic illness need concrete tools for learning how to live with grace and purpose despite their difficult circumstances. This book offers those tools. It describes in detail ten practical guidelines for managing the stress and challenges of illness. Exercises are included so that readers can make each guideline their own and learn to incorporate it into their everyday lives. In addition, Ms. Horn not only shares her personal experiences working with these practical tools (which feels like chatting with an old friend), but also includes intimate conversations with nine other women who suffer from chronic illness. This book will help you transform the stress of chronic illness into a life of acceptance, purpose, and gratitude. It’s a gem.” –Toni Bernhard, author of How to be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and their Caregivers

“Danea provides an invaluable perspective on how to be resilient when battling a chronic illness. A must read to help you navigate the emotions successfully.” –Lori Hartwell, author of Chronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of a Chronic Illness

“I love this book. It is funny, touching, and true. Chronic Resilience is a best friend for anyone impacted by chronic illness. Intimate and authentic, tender and wise, Danea offers everyone the benefit of her courageous triumph…a life well lived…debilitating diseases be danged!” –Penelope Young Andrade, LCSW, author of Emotional Medicine Rx: Cry When You’re Sad, Stop When You’re Done, Feel Good Fast

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  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Take Ownership of Your Wellness
  • Chapter 2: Identify and Live Your Values
  • Chapter 3: Set Attainable, Inspiring Goals
  • Chapter 4: Nourish Your Mind
  • Chapter 5: Reassess the Space You Keep
  • Chapter 6: Call in the Troops and Put Them Through Boot Camp
  • Chapter 7: Empower Yourself with Research
  • Chapter 8: Live What Needs to Be Lived Today
  • Chapter 9: Cultivate Discipline
  • Chapter 10: Find Gratitude

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